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At what stages are fingerprints utilized?

Fingerprint identification is utilized at many levels of the process. Fingerprints are commonly used in relation to:

  • Charging decisions: Positive and negative conclusions on fingerprint identification evidence determine the strength of the case and the appropriate charges to file
  • Jury Trials: Latent fingerprint examiners, which are the prosecution's expert evidence also use this type of evidence to conclude whether the fingerprints of the accused match those found at the crime scene.


Types of fingerprints

There are two types of fingerprints: